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Nov 9, 2012 11:35pm EST
>>> tonight on "nightline," a cia bombshell. as director david petraeus, one of the nation's most respected generals, resigns over an extramarital affair. how an fbi investigation involving his biographer brought down the man in charge of the country's most guarded secrets. >>> becoming lincoln. america's revered president, brought to life by a hollywood dream team. steven spielberg and daniel day lewis ted diane sawyer about separating the man from the myth. >>> and walk on the wild side. up close and personal with a rare and fearsome predator. our reporter puts tail in hand to get to know the african white lion. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 9th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. when president obama strode into the east room of the white house this afternoon, we all knew that job one of term two is to hammer out some sort of deal with republicans to keep the federal government from veering off the so-called fiscal cliff. and we knew he would probably lay d
ABC
Nov 18, 2012 10:00am EST
other intelligence? of course, he is the head of the cia. should the head of -- the director of national intelligence, he has access to the intelligence. they all had access to the intelligence, but this is the key, martha, and i want to hear representative king deny it, those talking points were signed off on by petraeus and by clapper. does she not have a right to rely on -- >> congressman king, very quickly on this. >> well, the fact is that when general clapper and general petraeus signed off on those talking points, it had different language in them. when they went over to the administration, we don't know whether it was the white house, the national security council, the justice department or the defense department, that language was changed. that was not the language sent over by the intelligence community. >> they signed off on -- >> gentlemen -- >> now, wait a minute. they signed off on those talking points. >> you made the point. you made the point. >> i had no choice. i had no choice at that stage. >> i want to move on to the other issues with david petraeus. he, agai
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 4:00am EST
the week. david petraeus is expected to face some pretty tough questions this morning over how the cia handled the attack in ben gas save. >> it's the first time top lawmakers had a chance to question petraeus since he was caught up in that sex scandal. abc's preeti arla has a preview from washington. >> reporter: david petraeus heads to capitol hill today to face lawmakers. he will meet behind closed doors with the house and senate intelligence committee. his testimony comes a week after he stepped down as cia director after admitting to an extramarital affair. >> director petraeus went to tripoli. he interviewed many of the people, as i understand it, that were involved. and so, the opportunity to get his views, i think are very -- is very important. >> reporter: the september 11th attack in benghazi, libya, left four people dead. yesterday, lawmakers heard from the acting cia director behind closed doors and watched the real-time video of the attacks. >> number one, were mistakes made? gosh, we know mistakes were made. and we have to learn from it. >> reporter: there's been many que
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
and other americans. how the cia is mapping out a more charlie rose: will y endorse president obama? colin powell: yes. when he took over we were in one of the... worst recessions we had seen in recent times... close to a depression. and i saw, over the next several years, stabilization... come back in the financial community. housing is starting to pick up. the president saved the auto industry. and the actions he's taken with respect to... protecting us from terrorism have been very, very solid. and so, i think we oughtke tkeep on the track that we are on. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. has calledt guard off the search for the captain on mondayp carolina at cape hatteras. 14 crew members were rescued, including one who died. was used in the filming the bounty and disney film pirates of the caribbean. u.s. intelligence officials now the cia security officers of the stateid libya lessstaff in got 25 minutes after they the first call for help. the cia publicly denies a report cia told of personal to stand down. the terror attack on the 11th anniversa
ABC
Nov 10, 2012 7:00am EST
>>> good morning, america. this morning, spy fall, the head of the cia, david petraeus, forced to resign over a sex scandal. who is the woman at the center of this story? and what does it mean for america's national security? >>> storming the power company. fed up and frustrated residents without electricity, almost two weeks after superstorm sandy, joining in protest. adding insult to injury, they just got their utility bills in the mail. >>> special delivery. the woman who went into labor at a bus stop and got help from a quick-thinking, complete stranger who doesn't even speak the same language. >> oh, my god. >> we have the happy reunion at the hospital. ♪ brown sugar >>> and brown sugar. love letters from a young mick jagger to a woman who inspired the rolling stone's smash hit. did rock's bad boy really recite emily dickinson? >>> i guess we're going to have to consider -- reconsider mick jagger, reading poetry. >> he's a very smart man, from the london school of economics. he's a bright one there. >>> we have a busy morning. not only do we have a sex scandal involving the
ABC
Nov 12, 2012 6:00am EST
in the case around and former cia director general david petreaus. >> people living in some of standing's hardest-hit areas say they feel they are living in a fishbowl. >> get out of bed. >> find out how you can get it would cut off from leon and many of us here at abc7. thanks for being with us early this monday morning. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm cynne simpson. let's get right over to jacqui jeras with a look at the forecast. >> not a day to hit the snooze button but to get out and get going. a beautiful start. there is a little patchy fog developing in the outlying areas of be aware driving in early this morning. but we will see sunshine this morning, giving way to increasing cloudiness this afternoon. we have a cold front that will bring some rain. that should arrive mainly late tonight, so we have one more mild day before the big plunge and temperature. but it feels pretty good to start ya. 50 four in national, 41 in culpeper. 63 at noon and mostly cloudy skies by 5:00 with 66 degrees. our high temperature just shy of 70. let's check on the traffic now this morning from th
ABC
Nov 18, 2012 9:00am EST
"inside a sex scandal at top of the cia. the benghazi blame gamame. >> the amecan people desve facts. the let this happen again. >>>> why would susan rice not gt our vote? i don't trust her. defending susan rice. >> if senator mccain and senator want to go after somebody, they should go aft me. there are no barriers to dn and beginning to work through this process. >> as the fiscal cliff looms, is deal in the works? mitt romney explains why he .ost >> the president's campaign was certain membersrs of his collision, give them extraordinary financial gifts , and workovernment very aggressivelely to turn them vote.e. captioned by thehe national captioning institut --www.ncicicap.org-- >> i just don't ow where to begin this week. we talk about republicacan charges of a cover-up with regard to the fatatal attack in benghazi? do we talk about sexual liaison and national security? about israel dealza, possibility of a a the fiscal cliff? let's starwith the sex. [laughter] the d director of the cia resigs fbi uncovers e-mails revealing that general david extramaritalan with s biographer, broadwew
ABC
Nov 9, 2012 6:30pm EST
>>> this is "world news." tonight, a stunning resignation. the head of the cia, one of the nation's most respected generals, david petraeus, steps down, citing an extramarital affair. tonight, the shockwaves the personal and public fall of the man in charge of the nation's secrets. >>> truth and dare. the president speaks at the white house for the first time since his victory, saying it is time to end the gridlock and warning republicans he thinks the voters sent a message about what needs to be done. >>> real money. hol holly day travel prices skyrocket. we show you how to save hundreds of dollars. do you know which day of the week you should be buying those plane tickets? >>> and lincoln. the dream of director steven spielberg. the reluctant of daniel day lewis. tonight, for the first time here, together, telling how they brought a mythic president to life. our "persons of the week." >>> good evening. simply put, it was a shock today, when we learned that the general who symbolized the discipline and honor of the american military, the man entrusted with the vital secrets of the
ABC
Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm EST
the cia. president obama put her in charge of the council of military families to help with finances. >> president obama today praising the general for making the world safer. the number two in the cia will take over for now, but washington insiders are already buzzing about who will permanently replace petraeus as they are under intense scrutiny over their handling of libya. abc-7 news. >> general petraeus is 60 years old, born in new york, married for 37 years and has two children. he served for 37 years before taking the director and we will have much more on the resignation coming up on at 6:00. >> a maryland state police troopers in the hospital after being struck by a car during a police chase. we were over the scene in college part after the alleged a car thief hit the trooper. stephen tschida is live. is the suspect in custody? >> yes. the maryland state trooper tried to spot the suspect but he is to -- but he struck the trooper. is suspect in a stolen car hit a trooper working overtime at a traffic signal mary construction site. it started with a police chase after a license
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm EST
turnout? the fbi pull documents from home broadwell's overnight. on the hill today, an appearance by cia deputy director. in charge ofly cia. hewas asked by reporters if petraeus waseral having an affair. respond.t >> to help you follow the petraeus down the, we have a special photo gallery on our with the key players. he confronted on wjla.com -- you wjla.com.id on >> congress will be trying to government from cliff.g over the fiscal the president talked with labor leaders today. tomorrow, the president will ceos fromnumber of the nation's largest countries -- companies. the deadline is december 31. >> the developing story out of waldorf for the 17-year-old charge and the death of a cab been connected to a l shooting on a footpath last month. is facing first- murder charges after shot andes say he doged the woman walking her on october 26. joshua mebane also shot and killed a cab driver last week in the district. the cab was found on fire with body inside. >> this was the day of brown.ing for kwame he faced to judges. -- two judges. sam ford is live at superior court with that story. ha
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 5:00am EST
anything, call police. capitol hill, that's where former cia director david petraeus will testify today before a house committee. aboutwill be questioned on the u.s.attack that killed libya americans. john gonzalez has a look ahead >> . the general is expected to give timeline before and during the attacks. the question this morning on hill, can he keep his sex scandal from becoming a distraction? amid a tremendous gamble, petraeus goes to capitol lawmakers.to face will meet behind closed doors with the house and senate intelligence committees. his testimony comes a week after as dia director after admitting to an extramarital affair. director general petraeus tripoli and interviewed involved.e people >> the september 11 attack in left a for your people dead including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. makers have for already heard the acting cia director and watched a real-time video of the attacks. mistakes were made. we know we have to learn from this. many questions have been raised obamawhat the at the timeon new knew it was a terrorist attack. think the't intelligence community in any
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 6:00am EST
scandal surrounding the former cia director. -- two major newdevelopments in the scandal surrounding the former cia director. free and carter has the details for us. -- brianne carter. >> the fbi notified the department sunday. monday the defense secretary leon panetta ordered an investigation into the man with one of the most high-profile military jobs. >> general john allen, a top commander in afghanistan, is now under investigation for sending in appropriate e-mails to the woman who triggered the resignation of david patreaus. fbi agents left early this warning with files, boxes, and a computer. the search comes after the fbi discovered thousands of e-mails between roswell and patreaus. >> i am sure both of them look back and realize they both made the biggest mistake of their life. >> it is now that the investigation that has the fbi facing scrutiny. lawmakers want to know why there were not told about the probe months ago when the investigation began. the fbi called it a preliminary investigation. that really caused them to take it all the way through. >> allen was nominated back an
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 4:30am EST
, another three hours, a former cia director david petraeus will testify before a house committee on the september u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libya. good morning, washington. it's friday, november 16. i am steve chenevey. >> i am pamela brown. let's get to meteorologist jacq not a bad start. almost a carbon copy of yesterday. but i think we will see a little more sunshine this afternoon. the headline for today, we will have continued cold temperatures. that will be the rule again with ties only in the 50s today. after some clout in this, we should have a sunny start to the weekend. in a little while, a sneak peak to your thanksgiving forecast. let me show you super doppler. it's picking up showers towards the northern neck and delmarva. for the most part, we will have clouds today. 51 degrees by noon. partly cloudy skies at 53 degrees by 5:00. let's check on traffic with steve hershorn. >> the inner loop of the beltway, no traffic troubles. the road work is out of the way. very smoothly on the beltway at new hampshire. no problems on the outer loop. in good shape around town. loo
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 2:35am EST
general running the cia, broadwell is identified as the author of the petraeus biography. in a previous infomercial six years ago she had no speaking part and simply demonstrated the gun. officials at the company located in virginia beach, said broadwell has no official affiliation with them. but would not answer abc news questions about why they chose to use her as a spokesperson. watch dog groups say the use of broadwell was a brilliant move by a company seeking an edge in washington. >> people did not have to know she was his mistress. they knew he was friend with her. anyone in the agencies would know this is some one, petraeus will be favorable towards. >> broadwell is not the only woman who seems to have tried to been frit from ties to general petraeus. tampa socialite jill kelley used the name in the summer to broker a contract for $4 billion energy facility with senior officials of the south korean government. according to new york businessman, adam victor. >> ms. kelley made it clear to me that general petraeus put her in -- in this position. and that's why she was able to have
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 5:00pm EST
>> former cia director david petraeus was in the hot seat. he was not answering questions of bows the sex scandal that ended his career. instead he discussed the incident in benghazi, libya. >> this hearing was not only about what happened, but also why these stories seem to change. petraeus testified that the cia knew right away it was a terror attack but five days after the attack the administration was talking about protests. there were also questions due to his recent resignation -- recent resignation whether he would testify and when. the first couple of minutes were a tiny bit awkward today. >> basically his resignation had nothing to do with the benghazi issue. that is clarified. i do not think there's anything with respect to that issue. >> sometimes when the adrenaline is pumping, you realize that he is going through an awful lot. on the other hand, we have an obligation to find out what we could. >> why is the cia knew it was a terror attack right away, why did the administration felt talking points not reflected that? david petraeus said it was intentionally withheld. and w
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 4:00am EST
morning, everyone. we have new details this morning on the sex scandal that brought down former cia director david petraeus. we've learned the name of that mystery agent from the fbi who first exposed the petraeus affair. he is fbi veteran agent frederick humphries. notorious for sending shirtless photos of himself to another key player in the scandal. >> he says it was just a lighthearted joke. that woman would be jill kelly, seen on the right, which claims she was threatened by petraeus' lover. she has been stripped of her special access to macdill air force base in tampa. and paula broadwell is under investigation for storing military documents, on her computer. and for the first time president obama has weighed in on this mess. preeti arla has the latest. >> reporter: president obama walked into the east room of the white house for his first postelection news conference, tackling the major issues the administration will face in the weeks ahead. >> i'm open to compromise. and i'm open to new ideas. >> reporter: the president meets with congressional leaders tomorrow. both sides a
ABC
Nov 12, 2012 11:35pm EST
brought down the head of the cia. a high-profile mistress, her alleged harassing e-mails and the investigation that unraveled it all. >>> michael unmasked. a superstar who gave us "thriller." ♪ thriller >> obsessed with pills, shopping and his lost childhood. the explosive new book blowing the lid off the secret life of michael jackson and the question that haunts his fans. >> did michael jackson ever molest a child? >> and kirstie tells all. fresh off her furnish on "dancing with the stars" her battles with weight and falling for patrick swayze and the love of her life, john travolta. cia. >>> good evening, i'm terry m e mor moran. tonight we have stunning new twists in the sex scandal that brought down david petraeus, head of the cia. his resignation shocked the nation. a four-star general in charge of our nation's secrets admitting an extramarital affair with the woman who penned his biography. a simple e-mail cybertrail, his undoing. martha raddatz has the latest. >> reporter: when general david petraeus granted paula broadwell exclusive and extraordinary access to pen his
ABC
Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm EST
america's spy master. the cia confirmation, behind him his wife and the other woman. martha raddatz standing by with the newest fallout. >>> high price. american families losing their homes because of a missed utility bill? how far is too far for bill collectors? >> you're taking homes from people for small unpaid water bills. >> a "world news" investigation. >>> and saluting our heroes tonight. the little boy in his own words, for his father in afghanistan. >> i'm so proud of him. he is my hero right next to jesus. >> moments later, his hero arrives. >>> and good evening. we do begin here with that terrifying and deadly explosion that shattered a suburban indianapolis neighborhood in the middle of the night. the blast could be felt for miles. firefighters rushing to the scene. you can see here, one of the homes on fire. and then soon afterward, several of them up in flames. witnesses say you could hear the screams, families huddled outside, some hugging their pets and then images today. the charred neighborhood. in a moment here, a tour of the scene, but first tonight, abc's john s
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 12:00pm EST
the work of terrorists. >> he told the panel other agencies changed the original cia report. we have the latest twists in the search for an answer. washe former cia director growth for over an hour this morning by the house. we know this afternoon the libya was not spontaneous. from whath different the general said just three days after the attack. >> david petraeus told the house d senate committees he told was terrorism within hours and al qaeda was involved. testimony comes as the investigated for the over an extramarital affair. i think petraeus will be in a provide details. the american public should know this. hearings, the new congressman said he thought the answers were correct. along there was terrorismt involvement. recollection of e told us in september. >> he would not say if the sex scandal ever came up. >> he regretted what happened. it. was basically people we spoke with believe his personal issues are happened ino what libya. he still wonders. should be interesting to being involvedr the scandal affected his through the whole thing. the september 11 attacks left
ABC
Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
>>> good morning, america. brand-new developments in the cia sex scandal. we meet the family friend who blew the whistle on the affair who brought down general david met tray use. she got e-mail so threaten sheg went to the 00 fbi. new details of the high-profile mistress at the center of the case. >>> caught on tape. the deadly blast rips through home, people scrambling to escape. investigators racing to figure out what caused the explosion before it happens again. >>> water world. unbelievable new pictures of the entire city of venice under water. tourists and residents battling high seas almost waist high. the most famous landmark impacted right now. >> crews are in it! >> road rage, a massive fight breaks out at the races after a battle on the track. watch this, nascar legend jeff gordon deliberately rams right into a k3e9er. the drivers running after each other, breaking into a fist fight. >>> and good morning on this veterans day. robin is recover, of course, her father, one of the many veterans who served this country for so long. welcome back. >> thank you very much. >>> lat
ABC
Nov 12, 2012 2:30am EST
. >> there is now a third woman involved in the former cia director's soap opera. and she is not his wife or his lover. it's monday, november 12th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good monday morning, everybody. happy veterans day. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. we'll get the latest on the dramatic downfall of general david petraeus and a messy, messy e-mail chain in just a moment. >> the story is getting a little juicy. let's say that. >> my goodness. also ahead as we salute america's veterans, the army vet pushing himself to the limb tight pay tributen his own special way mile after grueling mile. >> inspiring story there. stay tuned for that. >>> two weeks now after super storm sandy, the people on battered staten island get a helping hand from some volunteer whose say the official response is, well, too little too late. >> i would have to agree with that. having just gotten power last night. >> almost two weeks to the day. >> yes. >> without power? >> absolutely. >> tempers are running high, with the power authority. residents a
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 12:00am EST
considering making another one in a couple of years, it made so much money. true. meanwhile, cia director david petraeus has been doing his best james bond imitation lately. he resigned after the fbi learned he had been having an affair with the woman who co-wrote his biography this. is the actual title. she called it "all in." we did not make that up. that's really the title. the way the fbi found out about the affair is crazy. david petraeus was the head of the cia, is said to be friends with jill kelly who is -- works as a social liaison at macdill air force base in tampa. the woman kelly called the fbi after she started getting harassing e-mails warning her to stay away from petraeus. the fbi looked into it. they traced the e-mails back to this writer, paula broadwell, and then they went through her e-mails and found evidence of the affair and this thing -- better than "homeland" even. the investigation is still going on. but already the tv specials about it are starting to hit the air. >> the cia rocked by scandal. its leader accused of sexual misconduct. threatening e-mails from the
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 2:35am EST
question as but that. and, talk to dude about this story, make the point that, if the director of the cia gets busted for, you know, an infidelity, that may be a signal that everyone needs to be a little bit more better behavior. the fact that he was using a gmail account for awful this trying to hide things in the draft folder so nothing was truly sent. but they would have a shared account all in the draft folder that was the best that the cia director could come up with gmail? >> gmail? >> much lesser scale. some of the things you hear on the street. layman's reaction. >> from the dudes. >> dudes. >> like how you guys are trying to cover your hineys. >> not frying to cover. stories that make you go, hmm. the president talked about the looming fiscal cliff and what he said at the white house got a lot of attention on wall street. stocks sank because of fears there will not be a deal by end of the your to head off higher taxes and those steep spending cuts as well. the dow tumbled 185 points. almost 1.5%. overseas markets are trending lower this morning. the thing is, you hear people in o
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 11:35pm EST
the scandal that led cia director david petraeus to step down. and today there was a stunning new turn that now the top general in afghanistan is feeling the unwelcome glare of the spotlight. at the center of it all, a tampa socialite named jill kelly. and abc's brian ross has set out to discover who this woman really its who has helped unravel the careers of one of the most powerful men in america. >> reporter: her destrakttracto harsh saying she is a social climbing bored socialite. in the course of only a few days two of the most powerful men in america have been surrounded by scandal because of action she's has taken. sending shock waves all the way to the white house. >> well i certainly, think, wouldn't call it welcome. >> reporter: first it was cia director david petraeus. and now it is general john allen, running the war in afghanistan. togeth together, a devastating blow to a country at war. >> anything that takes your eye off the ball is a distraction. and it will have some affect. >> reporter: officials say it started early this summer when kelly received anonymous e-ma
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 6:00am EST
were really hoping to hear from his now former cia director david petreaus. they say he is key to getting all the answers. we know now he will testify. the answers they hope to get over the next two days. >> the deadly september 11 attacks in benghazi, libya, will be front and center on capitol hill today. in a closed-door hearing this afternoon lawmakers are expected to grill intelligence leader --t killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. the now former cia director david petreaus was supposed to be of a hearing after resigning last week amidst a sex scandal there was concern he would testify. he is now schedule to address the committee friday. >> he is necessary. they understand and was there during that time wendy got the events occurred. >> ahead of the hearing, some republicans are criticizing u.n. ambassador susan rice, a leading candidate to replace secretary of state hillary clinton because she suggested the attacks began as a protest. >> the reason i don't trust her because i think she knew better and as she did not know better she should not be the voi
ABC
Nov 12, 2012 4:00am EST
unfolding in the scandal surrounding david petraeus, the former head of the cia. >> talk of washington, that's for sure. we now know the women at the heart of the investigation that led to petraeus' downfall. she was apparently perceived as a threat. >> the secret affair may have remained threatening if not for the threatening e-mails his lover sent to his woman jill kelly. officials say she was not romantically involved with pet tray but a family friend. kelly contacted the cia. initially there were concerns that the cia director's e-mail had been hacked. >> the original complaints was harassment that possibly could have gone to e-mail hacking but there was no substantive information that this had anything to do with national security. >> reporter: but those e-mails were linked back to paula broadwell who had access to petraeus in afghanistan as his official biographer. the 40-year-old broadwell lives in charlotte, north carolina with her husband and two kids. she's an avid runner and said they bonded during the trips to afghanistan. >> it was an opportunity to interview him on a run.
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
as cia director. he replaced david petraeus in afghanistan. he is alongside him in this scandal. general john allen, 48 hours from confirmation, saw his hearings put on hold. >> you're going to watch this closely. -- we are going to watch this closely. >> the allegations that he sent hundreds of supposedly flirtatious, inappropriate e- mails to jill kellie, the same woman who sparked the petraeus investigation. allen has denied wrongdoing. >> i know she is a good mother and a good wife. i know what ever it was was a conspiracy. >> for the first time today, the white house's take on the timing of it all. the president was not informed until friday. >> the president was certainly surprised when he was informed about the situation. >> the white house -- made evident by the search of paula broadwell's house overnight. people arewe will talk about that. there's still plenty of chatter on capitol hill about the timing of this and how it could affect the hearings on the attacks in libya. >> a lot to cover. we will have much more on the scandal at 5:30. we will take a look at how these
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 7:00am EST
>>> good morning, america. breaking, new details on the fast-moving cia sex scandal. new pictures of the mistress at the center of the storm. paula broadwell, still silent, as the secretary of defense, defends the top american general caught in the scandal, overnight. >>> breaking overnight, a plane with three pilots onboard crash into a house and burst into flames. a narrow escape for the woman inside. now, new clues about what caused the crash. >>> lottery scam. the elaborate sting to capture two brothers who scammed a father of two out of a winning ticket. the two brothers are under arst. the father on top of the world. how lottery officials pulled it off. >>> now, look who has gone "gangnam." the psy surprise, appearing with madonna in front of 25,000 fans. music's biggest superstar, turning up the heat with the hottest star on the planet last night. ♪ >>> happy wednesday. we have a lot of new and exclusive details pouring in on the cia sex scandal. it's caused general petraeus his job at the cia. american's top commander in afghanistan under investigation. we're going to sh
ABC
Nov 11, 2012 10:00am EST
? >>> but first, that friday afternoon bombshell. david petraeus resigns at the cia after the fbi uncovers his extramarital affair. pierre thomas is here with the latest. first came upon this several months ago. >> yes, it came to light after a woman in tampa tied to military got a peculiar, harassing e-mail. the woman was so concerned, she contacted the fbi, who, then, according to our sources, traced it back to paula broadwell, who wrote a book about petraeus. as the fbi continued to investigate, they discovered e-mails pointing to a romantic, sexual relationship between the two. early concerns about the e-mails being hacked. but the investigation never turned up evidence of national security being compromised. but what did find was lots of human drama. >> what more do they have to investigate now and why wasn't the white house told until this week? >> the fbi investigation is largely done and the early evidence is that there will not be criminal charges. again, sources say that this deinvolved into a personal matter. petraeus had been confronted in the last couple of weeks, as
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 6:30pm EST
. the nation is left without a cia director and the commander of our forces in afghanistan caught up in this bizarre web, as well. it is breathtaking. within days, two four-star generals so widely respected in the midst of scandal. first, david petraeus and now general john allen being investigated for sending what the pentagon said were "potentially inappropriate" messages, putting on hold his likely promotion to become the supreme allied commander in europe. >> of course, it weighs on him as much as it weighs on dave petraeus. i believe that dave is very, very sad for what he admitted he did. >> reporter: at the center of this web, jill kelley, the tampa socialite and honorary military ambassador, living near the centcom headquarters where petraeus and allen were once based. officials say it was early this summer that kelley received anonymous e-mails, accusing her of flaunting her friendly relationships with top military brass. the fbi traced those e-mails back to paula broadwell's computer, where they discovered the evidence of broadwell's affair with david petraeus. but it doesn
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Nov 13, 2012 12:00pm EST
as the director of the cia. she is in hiding. her father tells the new york daily news that this is about something else entirely. and the truth will come out. what also is expected to come out is a time line on the investigation. lawmakers want to know why there were not told about the probe months ago. >> we need to make sure that military secrets, the cia was protected. but many to understand the human dimension. >> allen is expected to continue his job in afghanistan. and has denied any wrongdoing. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> opening statements under way for a former student accused of killing her roommate. alexis simpson allegedly killed her roommate in their dorm room last year. overexcite being played on her ipod. her attorney argues it was self- defense. this afternoon we will find out how many schools are on the chopping block. there unveiling the list later today, calling it ana necessary cut. the will of the full list of how parents will be able to weigh in tonight on abc 7 news at 5:00 p.m. >> plans to turn an organic farm into soccer fields has spawned another lawsui
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Nov 15, 2012 6:30pm EST
states, we have news about the scandal that toppled the cia director, former general david petraeus. abc's brian ross look eed into this question. did the two women involved in the scandal try to make a profit off their ties to the officers? here's the brian ross investigation. >> reporter: in addition to the book and the sex, paula broadwell's relationship with general david petraeus provided another benefit. a celebrity status in military circles that led to a role as an expert commentator and firing range demonstrator in an infomercial for a company trying to gain military contracts for this strange looking machine gun. >> on the individual fighter reducing weight is critical. >> reporter: on the tape, shot last december in the midst of her affair with the four-star general, broadwell is identified as the author of the petraeus biography. officials at the company, located in virginia beach, said broadwell has no official affiliation with them, but would not answer abc news questions about why they chose to use her as a spokesperson. but watchdog groups say the use of broadwell wa
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00am EST
, members of the cia and fbi expected to be here to tell lawmakers exactly what they knew and when. >> eating and drinking at her mother's home, a first look at paula broadwell who had allegedly an affair with david petraeus. we are hearing from another woman. and a 911 call obtain from abc news. jill kelley session the diplomatic protection because she was honorary council to south korea, an unofficial position according to the state department. >> i have and volatility. so they should not be able to cross my property. i do not know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well. but that's against the law. >> ventura thousands of e-mails. describe as flirtatious between jill kelley and john allen. missed all of this alan's will promotion has been put on hold. across the president thinks very high of general john allen and things very height of the job he has done in afghanistan. >> now john allen denies any wrongdoing. leon panetta says the people should not come to any conclusions that there was any misconduct or any wrongdoing. meanwhile, we understand at the confirm
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00am EST
>>> good morning, america. breaking news overnight in the cia sex scandal. now, the identity of the fbi agent who pushed so hard to launch the investigation, then pulled off the case for sending racy photos to the whistleblower is finally revealed. brian ross has the latest. >>> energy overload. 5-hour that packs a powerful punch, two ounces equals five cups of coffee. now, under investigation for possibly links to 13 deaths. >>> the software titan on the run, who police want to question about the death of his neighbor. he speaks to our reporter. >> talking face-to-face, is going to be a difficult thing, sir. >> why the authorities are calling him paranoid and bonkers, right now. >>> tim tebow's fall from grace? celebrated for his dramatic last-minute touchdowns and praised for his faith. now, being torn apart by his teammates behind his back. why is the once most popular man in football no longer being hailed as a hero? >>> good morning, everyone opinion everyone, as we come on the air, overnight, three israelis killed by rockets from the gaza strip. israeli warplanes are hitting d
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Nov 16, 2012 6:00am EST
already heard from acting cia director and watched a real-time video of the attack. many questions have been raised about what the old administration new paren. they suspect that his behavior compromised security. he will try not to talk about his scandal but focus on the attack. >> a congressional committee is reviewing but 12 major airports for d.c. there is an audit that criticized the board that oversees the airports. it questioned the way in which the metropolitan washington airports authority has hired contractors. >> give yourself extra time if you plan on writing metro this weekend. there will be delays from town o'clock tonight until sunday morning . >> we have all that on our website, wjla.com. 6:45 and 35 degrees. >> >> we are giving away thousands of dollars in free groceries. >> we will give you a clue work every day at 6:00 a.m. at today's word is "turkey." go to wjla.com/face book. we will give you in a word at 6:00 a.m. one viewer will win a $5,000 dipped cart. >> you have seen steven colbert on tv he will be here again today for the unveiling of his wax figure. stu
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Nov 14, 2012 4:00am EST
enangtangled in all thi. the fbi and cia are expected to brief lawmakers on exactly what they know about the petraeus scandal today. as the search for answers continues, for the first time since news broke of her affair with general david petraeus, we see the woman at the center of it all, paula broadwell, eating and drinking behind the closed doors of her brother's home in washington, d.c. this, as the scandal appears to widen and the spotlight shines on the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and the service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: a show of support at the white house. even as allen's nomination to be nato's commander. they are calling 20,000 to 30,000 e-mails. kelly is the woman who sparked the investigation into petraeus and broadwell. general allen said he did nothing wrong. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise. i believe he did nothing appropriate. >> reporter: while those involved in this case has been quiet. jill kelly tells tampa dispatche
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Nov 11, 2012 8:00am EST
about the shocking scandal that cost the head of the cia his job. david kerley has new information about david petraeus' extramarital affair came to light. >> reporter: we're learning stunning details about this scandal. about a frighten e-mail that brought down david petraeus. it was an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell. broadwell had access to petraeus. when he was running the war in afghanistan. >> they trusted me. i was able to get great access. i got to know his family and his mentors. >> reporter: confirmed as a director more than a year ago. several sources tell abc news that it was an e-mail that unravelled the affair. a couple of months ago, a woman apparently in the tampa area, with a association with david petraeus, received a strange and harassing e-mail she not mied the fbi, which launched the investigation. the e-mail was traced back to the computer of paula broadwell. but what agents found instead of a compromised account, were salacious e-mails between petraeus and broadwell. >> there had been rumors of an affair between him and broadwell for some
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Nov 14, 2012 4:30am EST
. >> answer the head, and listen the widening scandal including former cia director david petraeus. president obama expected to make his first comment on the scandal of this afternoon at the white house. good morning, it is wednesday november 14. i am cynnÉ simpson. >> i am steve chenevy. let us get right to jacqui jeras. called out of their. >> yes. our weather had line is that it is a chilly start. many of us at or below the freezing mark. our coverage from washington is 36. but 32 in arlington and. sunny skies expected. looking forward to a dry and cool spell ahead that will last into the weekend. our cold front is offshore. as to conceal our picture here, highdominating our weather keeping us clear and cool. our temperatures staying in the 40's for the most part today. we will top out at around 50 degrees in the district. most of us will see temperatures in the upper 50's. more on the seven-day coming up. we will head over to traffic. >> we will start with a look at the beltway puritans to the road work being picked up. a lot of cones in the roadway. traffic still getting by t
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Nov 14, 2012 6:30pm EST
press conference today, he talked about the scandal that took down the head of the cia, the looming fiscal crisis that could raise taxes for everyone on january 1st and then, he came out swinging in defense of one member of his team and abc's jonathan karl was right there in that room asking questions. jon? >> reporter: diane, this was a confident president today, eager to lay out his agenda for the coming months, but first, he had to face questions on that scandal that has taken his national security team. in his first comments on the sex scandal that brought down his cia director the president said petraeus failed to meet his own standards, but he also praised him. >> we are safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. and my main hope right now is that this ends up being a single side note on what has otherwise been an extraordinary career. >> reporter: he also addressed the central question -- did the scandal put national security at risk? >> i have no evidence at this point, from what i've seen, that classified information was disclosed that, in any way would have had
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Nov 12, 2012 6:00pm EST
affair of david petraeus and his broadwel? paula >> it started about two months office says the cia and it ended about four ago.s corrective it happened while in uniform, he could still be prosecuted. further, did he share classified and permission with him? this summer, she talked of our routine access. had the opportunity to sit classified chatter of terrorist talk. jill kelley prompted the entire investigation this summer. s ago, a source tipped cantor. should others have known, such as the president or intelligence committees? told until after election day. >> it's mysterious. have insight into it. onof this is their effect a think wecurity, need to move on. >> move on by investigating the attacks in libya. petraeus was to testify number thursday. members, suspicious of the l have, say they wil questions for the former director and they will do so behind closed doors. one justice officials as there a longstanding justice y not assureolic a criminal from investigation 21 outside the , including the white house and congress, unless national security is involved. the had, determine
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Nov 15, 2012 11:00pm EST
ofo the general conduct david petraeus. during the healing -- hearing, lawmakers questioned top cia relationshiput his his biographer, paula broadwell. broadwell was questioned on the before the election day. holder decided to share what he housed with top white officials. meantime, petraeus is capitol hill. people were killed in on september 11. >> tomorrow, president obama and congressional leaders will be meeting at the white house or the first time since the election to talk about the fiscal cliff. president obama will ask for 1.5 trillion dollars -- $1 trillion taxes. an officer0, in a shooting last is all because of a fake handgun. an officer was let into a home .o serve a piece order while inside, the officer said a man came down the stairs replica hand gun. the officer shot him, fatally him.ing the officer is on leave while it investigated. coming up, five-hour energy and your health. that trend could endanger lives. >> coming up, we will tell you how a 16-year-old girl from a y virginia suburb was a sex slave. story every parent to see. >> i am bob ryan. a few raindrops. [
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Nov 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
after they got the first call for help. clerk of the cia is denying a report by fox news that the cia told its personnel to stand down. the terrorist attack killed a u.s. ambassador and three other americans. facebook testing out some new things to get users to try to stay on their web site lager >> and. spanx is coming to the d.c. area with its own store. linda bell is joining us live from new york. hi, linda. >> hello to you. there's a new store coming to town. spanx is an undergarment that helps suck it in. it's opening a stand-alone store at the tysons corner center. it is scary at department stores nationwide. opening its own shop will increase the company's visibility. facebook users are unhappy about switching the timeline. now facebook is testing out a new format with a small percentage of users. it places all posts in a single column on the left while other things are on the right such as activities. facebook is looking at a new classified ad service similar to craigslist. it is called marketplace and allows users to create short ads that appear on your friends news feeds. fa
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Nov 16, 2012 7:00am EST
seat for the first time since the cia sex scandal, facing questions about the attacks on americans in libya. this, as the photo of that fbi agent connected to the so-called whistleblower in the case is revealed. >>> an astonishing rescue after that three-car crash caught on tape. neighbors race to help the victims. then this, a grandfather of 14, battling broken glass and twisted metal, to safe a baby at the last minute. >>> and are you ready for this? lindsay lohan set to walk into our times square studio this morning for her only live interview. she is playing the world's most famous movie star. but first, she is live on "good morning america." >>> good morning, america. we have breaking news just as we come on the air. sirens welling across southern israel and tel aviv right there. palestinian rock et cetera targeting tel aviv just exploded. we're right on the edge of war in the middle east right now. there's no injuries reported from this latest shell explosion. but this is a serious escalation. >> we have our eye on all of the developments there. >>> and we also have the latest o
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Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
really bring it down to the center of the questions here. the chief of the cia, general david petraeus, and the affair that brought him down. we have these three mysteries the days everyone -- the things everyone is trying to solve tonight. >> and also the crash and a brawl with nascar is quite a story. >> the golden boy of racing. he pretty much made it clear that he did it on purpose. should raise car drivers be allowed to retaliate on the track? that is the question we will answer. >> we will see you shortly. thank you. you can watch those stories and more on "world news" right after abc 7 news at 6. >> listen to this. we have a new zappa about provide the news weather, and it also functions -- a new app but also function as an alarm clock. >> a lot of us wake up to our phones a glaring something like this. -- blaring this. we will make your wake up just a little bit better with this committee abc 7 alarm clock. you can choose from all the noise as you probably dragger really the morning where you can wake up to maybe something a little bit better like steve chenevey. >> buzz, buzz,
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
>>> good morning, america. breaking news on the fast-developing cia sex scandal, now reaching the highest levels of the military. a new top american general implicated overnight. was general john allen having a relationship with the whistleblower in the middle of the case? plus, federal agents descend overnight on paula broadwell's home. >>> two stranded on mt. rainier. sending distress calls from a snow cave. searchers racing to track them down before it's too late. >>> businessman on the run. we know him as the man who developed the software that protects our computers. now, he's wanted in relation to a murder. >>> and meet this young sensation in this explosive holiday music video. but this is the latest contender for worst song ever? she's getting face, whether you like it or not. >>> good morning, everyone. hello to robin. as you all know, he's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. you need a flow chart to keep track of the sex scandal. it's cost david petraeus his job. and now, overnight, the commanding generalf american forces in afghanistan, general john allen, you s
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Nov 16, 2012 6:00pm EST
today, it is david petraeus said the cia knew very early on the benghazi attacks came at the hands of terrorists not a spontaneous demonstration. but he says there was a reason the public got a very different message. the only image of david petraeus today is his car leaving the capitol, and leaving behind his testimony. >> this was an act of terrorism from the get go. >> these were classified talking points. >> she is referring to you ramp -- u.n. ambassador susan rice who said that because was unclear, referencing a spontaneous demonstration that grew out of control. but petraeus testified that cia talking points called it immediately a terrorist attack. he said that was removed for strategic reasons. the move was to avoid letting terrorist agencies know they were hot on their trail. >> he was asked if his resignation at any impact on his testimony, and he said no. >> basically, his resignation had nothing to do with the benghazi issue. >> the attacks still could have and should have been thwarted the staff better protected, some say, and they insist that calls for increased securit
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Nov 9, 2012 6:00pm EST
on thursday. he sent a letter to the cia staff that said, "after being married for 37 years, and should extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and does the leader of an organization such as ours." >> it's a shame, but i feel it's pr >> this comes just before he was supposed to testify next week about benghazi. they want to know what better security was not provided for embassador stevens. >> it's a shame ireer at this exact moment in time. he's a human appeared -- he is a human. >> general david petraeus and his wife have been married over 37 years. she is known for helping military families in the obama administration. the fbi may be involved only a written statement. president obama praised petraeus saying, "he has made in the country safer and stronger." the number two at the cia is the interim head. lightening the satellite center, richard reeves abc 7 news. >> the other big story, talk about the women's fiscal club in washington. the clock is ticking. today's talk about the issue came from both ends of
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Nov 13, 2012 4:30am EST
, new developments developed in the sex tunnel involving cia director. overnight they searched the home of his mistress as you learn in other military official is being brought into the investigation. good morning. i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynnÉ simpson. >> a wet start. some rain coming down. light rain, a little heavier up towards marten's fur in hagerstown. 81 is about the cut off. but it is going to stick with those were the better part of the morning before we cool off. you can see were the cold front lies. 43 in petersburg. 46 and culpeper. 48 in the district. our temperatures not budging a whole lot throughout the day. we will see rain. but threat to the afternoon we should try things up and see some sunshine. the cooler weather sticking around. more details in just a little bit. a first from the belfort furniture weather center we will see how traffic is moving. >> bayview we will take a look year. a lot of the road were cleared a lot of what pavement around the beltway no accidents or incidents and no road work being picked up in the final stages. this is connecticut a
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Nov 17, 2012 7:00am EST
lammes was planning a shooting spree at a local walmart. he faces felony charges. >>> and former cia director david petraeus apologized for the affair that ended his career. the focus of the hearing was the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. petraeus said he knew from early on that the organized -- that organized terrorists were behind that attack. but the names of the groups suspected were not made public, to avoid tipping them off they were being pursued. >>> and a tragic accident in egypt has left dozens of children dead. at least 47 children were killed when a train collided with a bus carrying them to kindergarten. it appeared that the crossing was not closed. >>> and new information about the deadly accident involving a freight train and a parade float. the train was traveling below the speed limit. investigators were trying to determine if enough warning had been given to clear the tracks. >>> and finally, history uncovered by hurricane sandy. the storm exposed the remains of a ship wreck on the dunes of new york's fire island on long island. the wreckage is beli
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Nov 13, 2012 2:35am EST
petraeus' wife holly, both in the front row just seats away from each other during his cia confirmation hearing. officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer, which is illegal. but the fbi does not currently believe that any of it came from petraeus. and so far, no charges have been filed against her. she has gone into hiding with her husband and sons, age 4 and 6. for his part, petraeus has reached out to old friends, who say he is devastated. >> what's the first thing he said? >> he apologized. he said that he felt he let the team down. and that he obviously wanted to, to make it, to pull his family together and to try to recover from this. >> reporter: a long way from 2007, in iraq when he talked about the burdens of being the man then considered the nation's most trusted general. >> the job is so consuming, it is something that takes every waking minute of every day. >> reporter: either way, those duties took him away from his wife and family for the majority of the last decade. i'm martha raddatz in washington. >>> there are new questions this morning about the f
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